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The power of the English Pea!

As it's English pea season we thought we would let you know how good they are for you and your family. Green peas contain a decent amount of heart-healthy minerals, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. Diets high in these nutrients may be helpful for preventing high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.

We give you some tasty pea dishes that are simple to make:

Pea, ham hock & watercress salad - Pea, ham and parsley are one of life's great combinations - this green salad with mustard dressing is simple, fresh and healthy:

Pea & bacon pasties - Fill puff pastry with a mascarpone, smoked bacon, peas and Parmesan mix, shape into parcels and bake until crisp:

Pea, feta & summer herb frittata - Use your favourite soft herbs in this thick grilled omelette with peas, cream cheese and courgette- we like dill, mint and parsley:

Pea & new potato curry - A low-fat and low-calorie vegetable curry that's made with Madras spice and yogurt:

Lemon & pea risotto - With just five ingredients this risotto is simple to whip up after a hard day's work, or better still, get someone else to cook it for you!

Add some peas to your fruit'n'veg box: or visit our Market Stall where you will find all this Seasons finest selection! You can find us at: 26 The Broadway, Loughton IG10 3ST

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